Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports
Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Braves, Hendricks bats eighth


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (1-2) will battle the winless Atlanta Braves (0-3) in the series opener on Monday at 6:10 p.m. CDT at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago Plus, Fox Sports Southeast, and ESPN (out-of-market only).

One special note - Grandpa Davis Ross is supposed to be on the call for tonight's game on ESPN.

Lineup observations: Veteran Ben Zobrist gets the day off while David Bote is at second base and Mark Zagunis is in left field tonight. Outfielder Kyle Schwarber sits despite his red-hot start crushing two homers in Arlington.

Cubs lineup vs. Braves

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Willson Contreras C

David Bote 2B

Jason Heyward RF

Kyle Hendricks P

Mark Zagunis LF

Pitching matchup: Kyle Hendricks AKA 'The Professor' will take the mound for the Cubs against lefty Sean Newcomb. Hendricks has never pitched in SunTrust Park and has only one start against the Braves in his career.

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